Some characteristics of saccadic eye movements in children of primary school age

Agostino P. Accardo, Stefano Pensiero, Stefano Da Pozzo, Paolo Perissutti

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Abstract

The characteristics of saccadic eye movements have been extensively studied in adults; researches have also been devoted to the saccades of preschool age children. On the contrary, for primary school-age children no data exist; we investigate the eye movements (recorded utilizing an infrared technique) of six children 7 to 11 years old. The main results indicate that the values of some parameters (for example the saccadic latency and duration) are in the same range as the values of the correspondent parameters in adults, while the values of other parameters (in particular peak velocity and mean velocity/peak velocity ratio) are distinctly different from the ones measured in adult subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-199
Number of pages11
JournalDocumenta Ophthalmologica
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

Keywords

  • Children
  • duration
  • latency
  • peak velocity
  • saccadic eye movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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